THE search is on to find up and coming musical talent and give performers the chance to shine on stages right in the heart of the town centre.

Radio Northwich and Barons Quay have come together in a bid to find undiscovered artists to take part in some exciting outdoor events earmarked for next month.

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Hosted by Radio Northwich, Music is Quay will showcase bands, singers and musicians with two days of live music at Barons Quay this summer, providing a platform for artists which will allow them to perform for visitors at the shopping centre.

Taking place on August 14 and 28, the events will feature up to six live acts, with each being given a 30 minute slot to perform and will be promoted on the station to thousands of listeners.

Artists will need to register through the Radio Northwich VIP club and then upload their stage name, photo and one music track.

The Music is Quay events will be filmed and members of the public will be asked to vote for their favourite on social media - the winning act will be invited to perform at the Radio Northwich launch event on September 11.

John Thompson from Radio Northwich said: "Radio Northwich is all about music and the community, so Music is Quay brings both of these together brilliantly.

"We are looking for all different types of artists from opera to jazz, rap to acoustic guitar - the more diverse the better."

"Perhaps you’ve just started your musical journey or maybe you’ve been gigging for years but never had your big break - if you love to perform we want to hear from you.

"The best acts will be selected to be part of Music is Quay and the public’s favourite will join an impressive lineup of musicians at our launch event on September 11."

Lina Higuita, Centre Manager at Barons Quay said: "Due to Covid we know that many music events have been cancelled this year, so we’re delighted to be bringing some live events to the shopping centre with the help of Radio Northwich.

"Music is Quay will bring that party atmosphere while showcasing the musical talent in our area in a safe environment for everyone to enjoy."

Performers of all ages and genres are invited to apply by visiting The Radio Northwich website and clicking any Music Is Quay image or going straight to

Entries to be logged no later than July 31 2021.